This little girl has never been told that girls can’t do science. On the contrary, she was encouraged to the maximum by her family and always felt that studying science is something special and very interesting.
She always believed that the doctors who can treat patients are the ultimate heroes and was aspiring to do something similar when she got older. When she graduated from high school she had the chance to study either medicine or pharmacy; she decided on pharmacy because she loved both Chemistry and Biology.
During her studies at the School of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, she noticed that cancer patients’ quality of life is not only affected by the disease but is also affected by the adverse effects of cancer treatment. Therefore she decided to focus her efforts in cancer research.
She is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and Ain Shams University in Egypt. She is also a cancer research scientist who is focusing on studying the mechanism of resistance of cancer to chemotherapy and immunotherapy to develop strategies to overcome cancer resistance. She is also studying ways to overcome chemotherapy-related adverse effects. The long-term goal of her research is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.